Thursday, March 25, 2010

March Odds and Ends

For March Madness I started the girl bunny last week. It is by The Sweetheart Tree. The companion piece I started this week. Hopefully I can get this done before Easter.

Last week we finished putting in our garden. Ric made the grow boxes and we picked up the soil and starts on Saturday when we took Kristen her boxes. We will add more as $ allows and see how these do for this season. I am hoping that we get lots of tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers along with other vegetables we planted.

Last week we waited in line to get our book signed by Marissa's former boss and hopefully the next POTUS. We even got to meet Spenser who Marissa worked with in Boston and some of her politcal friends. We enjoyed visiting with Governor Mitt Romney and having him sign his book and pictures. (Some of the pictures were blurry)

I thought I would catch up on my activities before March ends. The rest of the story on the Pinewood Derby. Will's car was not the slowest. At the beginning we thought it would be. Will had been prepped by his parents to be a good sport if he lost. He was doing pretty good. After several races he wasn't very happy that he wasn't winning and then his Den Mother told him there was a special prize of twizzlers for the car that didn't win a race. Now he was cheering to lose. At the race off he started to win and that spoiled the chance for the bag of twizzlers. Well grandpa bought him a bag of twizzlers and we celebrated the night with ice cream.


Oklahoma Granny said...

Your little bunny is so cute and I'm so impressed with your garden. It's still to cold here to plant. We'll probably do that around mid-April. Competitions teach kids a lot of lessons. You can celebrate even if you don't win (or lose).

Bluebird49 said...

Oh Gayle--I love the bunny--it takes me back to when I loved to cross-stitch with my friends. So many good memories! Great for youall to h=be able to have a garden, I miss having one from year ago with my mother-in-law. She and I would get up before the sun rosde to get dew-covered veggies put up.

Congrats on meeting the governer and well, we all need to learn how to win and lose gracefully (talking about grandsons now!!). When we were growing up, everyone didn't win a prize and I don't think it was so bad for us. I don't think I suffered any lasting scars from it--but I understand the concept that everyone wins something, I guess.

Davey's pinewood derby is tomorrow at his AWANA group at church---he's hoping so much to win, too! His dad made it with him (he's only 5---and his dad is the leader of the whole group--so we'll see how it turns out.)---and he also made one for himself just for fun. as far as I know--they STILL don't have the wheels on them.

J Rae said...

Thanks for visiting my blog & for your sweet comments.

I enjoyed looking through your blog and seeing all your stitching & knitting. I also enjoyed seeing your recipes as well. :-)

I like Mitt, too!

Tricia said...

You've been busy stitching! What a sweet finish! And I love your garden. I'm a horrible gardener, but I love garden fresh foods!

KnitNurd said...

Ohhh, I love the Sweetheart Tree graphs! I sooo need to get on with some cross stitching!
I'm going to show my husband your grow boxes and see if we can't come up with some for our veggies this year. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Marissa said...

That's great! Love the pictures from the garden and glad to make a cameo appearance with bosses, past and present. So glad you guys like the Gov almost as much as I do :)